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Additional Resources

Online Resources

Accessible Archives

African American Newspapers, Series 1

Archive.org: Freedom's Journal Vol. 1, Freedom's Journal Vol. 2

Black Gotham Archive

Black New Yorkers

Black Press Research Collective

The Colored Conventions Project

Critical Race & Digital Studies Syllabus

The Digital Colored American Magazine

Digital Harlem

Examination Days: The New York African Free School Collection

HathiTrust: The Anglo-African Magazine Vol. 1

Historical NYC Maps and Atlases, New York Public Library

Images of African Americans from the 19th Century, New York Public Library

Putting Them on the Map

Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Visualizing Emancipation


Erica L. Ball, To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012)

Frances Smith Foster, "A Narrative of the Interesting Origins and (Somewhat) Surprising Developments of African-American Print Culture", American Literary History, 17 (2005), pp. 714-740

Elizabeth McHenry, Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002)

I. Garland Penn, The African American Press and Its Editors (Springfield: Willey & Co., 1891)

Derrick R. Spires, The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019)